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Environmental Programs

Noise Compatibility

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) operates 24/7, 365 days of the year. As such, aircraft arrive and depart RNO at various times throughout the day, without restrictions or nighttime curfews.

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Noise Compatibility

Airport Noise Monitoring and Complaints

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority monitors noise through an Airport Noise & Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS). ANOMS allows for community members to access near real-time flight tracking data and report noise complaints online. The ANOMS automatically matches noise complaints with the aircraft operations and noise events.


The Airport Noise & Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) became available to the public on March 23, 2010, and was installed in 2004 after the airport accepted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant in the amount of $1,875,000 for the installation of the new system.

  • ANOMS collects extensive information on aircraft operations including aircraft type, flight tracks, runway use, approach and departure profiles, and activity levels.
  • ANOMS includes fourteen noise monitors permanently placed in locations throughout the valley which collect long-term noise data in the communities surrounding the airport.

File a Noise Complaint

Follow these steps to file a noise complaint using the online ANOMS WebTrak system:

  1. Click the link above to the WebTrak system.
  2. Click “Investigate” on the top navigation bar to the left.
  3. Follow the instructions on how to track a noise or flight that occurred near you.
    1. You can also click directly to the “Show Complaint Form,” however, identifying the location and time period will help provide you with a better response.
  4. Fill out the Noise Complaint Form (will pop up in a separate window) and click “Submit Complaint.”

Registering a noise complaint through the WebTrak system allows for the airport to learn more about when and where the aircraft noise occurred to provide you with a better response and information. Please make sure the pop-up blocker on your web browser allows for the complaint form.

All recorded noise complaints are stored in a database and reported to the Airport Noise Advisory Panel on a quarterly basis.

Alternate Noise Complaint Options

Call the Noise Complaint Hotline available 24/7:
(775) 328-6468

Use or Contact Form Ask the Airport  with the Subject “Noise.”

Airport Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Airport Sustainability Advisory Committee (ASAC) serves as a mechanism to provide input to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority on issues related to the environmental impacts, including noise, of airport operations and activities at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS).

FAA Community Education Series

Aviation Noise


The FAA’s Community Education series aims to enhance public understanding of the National Airspace System, and the FAA’s role in tackling noise-related issues. This video covers how sound and noise are defined and measured, the efforts by the FAA and the aviation industry to manage noise, and ways in which communities can work with the FAA on aviation noise concerns.

Learn More from the FAA